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Ranking of Oxford colleges according to: large number of undergraduates studying history and modern languages, most nobel prizes or fields medals.

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  1. Magdalen College 86

    1. The most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 8. 100
    2. Second most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 5 in 2007/8. 71
  2. Balliol College 65

    1. Second most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 7. 88
    2. Eighth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
  3. Hertford College 50

    1. The most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 7 in 2007/8. 100
    2. 33rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0

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  1. St John's College 41

    1. Fifth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 4 in 2007/8. 57
    2. Seventh most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 2. 25
  2. Merton College 40

    1. Ninth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
    2. Fourth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 3. 38
  3. St Catherine's College 39

    1. Third most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 4. 50
    2. 14th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
  4. Jesus College 36

    1. Third most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 5 in 2007/8. 71
    2. 36th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  5. Oriel College 34

    1. Seventh most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
    2. Ninth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 2. 25
  6. Wadham College 29

    1. Fourth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 4 in 2007/8. 57
    2. 28th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  7. New College 28

    1. Sixth most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
    2. 11th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  8. University College 26

    1. Fifth most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 3. 38
    2. 18th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
  9. Keble College 21

    1. 10th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 3 in 2007/8. 43
    2. 35th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  10. Brasenose College 21

    1. 13th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
    2. 19th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  11. Trinity College 21

    1. 17th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
    2. 13th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  12. Somerville College 21

    1. 11th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
    2. 16th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  13. St Hilda's College 14

    1. 12th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
    2. 23rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  14. Worcester College 14

    1. 16th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
    2. 25th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  15. The Queen's College 14

    1. 15th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 2 in 2007/8. 29
    2. 42nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  16. St Hugh's College 13

    1. 19th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
    2. 12th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  17. Lincoln College 13

    1. 21st most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
    2. 14th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
  18. Pembroke College 7

    1. 20th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
    2. 43rd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  19. St Anne's College 7

    1. 22nd most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
    2. 22nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  20. St Edmund Hall 7

    1. 23rd most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
    2. 40th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  21. St Peter's College 7

    1. 24th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 1 in 2007/8. 14
    2. 30th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
  22. Christ Church 6

    1. 17th most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 1. 13
    2. 25th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0
  23. Lady Margaret Hall 0

    1. 32nd most Nobel Prizes or Fields medals, with 0. 0
    2. 26th most undergraduates studying History and Modern Languages, with 0 in 2007/8. 0

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